Sometimes you meet someone and you know they're going to be a good friend. That's what it felt like in our first meeting with the branch managers at Vancity's Vancouver Downtown Community Branch. Adanma and Lisa were supportive, understood our project and our commitment to building a community for young women.
When we came back to Vancity this spring, they were happy to be sponsors for our second offering of workshops. They were also interested in deepening their involvement. So, for our recent Funding & Finances session, Vancity Each One, Teach One facilitators Heather and Meral shared some essential lessons about budgeting and credit history.
With their commitment to investing in communities, Vancity was also interested in supporting our participants with their creative projects.
This spring, in partnership with Vancity, we are providing two micro grants of $250 to participants who demonstrate capacity, creativity, and a plan for a creative initiative. The funds will give life to unique projects that are just a small contribution away from take off, and will enable the recipients to try out their ideas with less personal risk.
The grantees will be selected by their peers at the final session of the program.
As the program organizers, we will mentor the participants through their project and oversee the budget. Winners will be asked to provide a brief final report to The Future and Vancity by November 2017.
Thank you, Vancity, for your support. We look forward to more collaborations with you!